With the ability to clean marquee sections of up to 5 meters wide – or 6m with the S8E6000 – and up to 30 meters in length, our machines have been born out of the exacting requirements of marquee professionals and have the versatility to thoroughly clean sides, roofs and gables.
At Straight Eight Engineering, we have the best marquee washing machines on the market, because we not only act upon feedback from our customers but we are constantly developing methods to improve upon the cleaning process. (Read our blog pieces to see how).
Marquees washed in our machines leave the process not just clean, but 100% dry – ready for flaking and storing, or going right back into service.
Key features of our machines:
- High grade stainless steel
- Safe and easy to use
- Advanced drying system
- Efficient operating system
- Concentrated dip tanks
- Economic water usage
- Cleans sides roofs & gables
- S8E5000 washes up to 5m wide and 30m length
- S8E6000 washes up to 6m wide and 30m length
The Washing Process
The Washing Process in 5 simple stages
Loading & set up
The loading process of the marquee sections onto the donor bar couldn’t be simpler – with our easy to use clips any cover can be attached quickly and efficiently.
The movable clips are adjustable for different sizes of roofs, sides and gables.
The S8E5000 can handle sections up to 5m, and the S8E6000 model is ideal for sections up 6m.
During the prewash stage your dirty cover is gently pulled through the dip tank and onto the top roller, ensuring that it has full submersion in the prewash chemicals.
Using a concentrated diptank eliminates the need for lengthy sinking and soaking, AND reduces effort previously required in lifting and maneuvering wet sections. This method of prewash treatment ensures minimal chemical wastage, is less labour intensive and thus more cost effective and sustainable.
To start the wash process, the top cartridge holding the cover moves to the centre of the machine where it is unrolled through specialist brushes to the holding bay below.
Our machines uniquely use individual electric motors with a soft start /stop to control each brush roller, which enables you to tune the speed of rotation to the perfect speed to optimise the cleaning results.
There are three speed settings; slow for intense cleaning of dirty covers, with faster speeds for quick cleans.
rinsing & drying
Using high pressure pumps and the water filtration system, our machines are able to thoroughly rinse your covers removing all traces of chemicals and residues, whilst saving water through a recycling process.
To improve the drying process to ensure that your covers are 100% dry, we have employed expert consultants to specifically design the fans and ducts to not only provide amazing results but more efficiently too.
Flaking & pack away
In the final stage of the cleaning process, your cover can be unrolled on the reverse side of the machined where it can be easy flaked and packed away with the confidence that it is thoroughly clean and 100% dry.
You can also secure in the knowledge that our washing machines have been designed and built to improve the longevity of your marquees, be more energy and water efficient as well as simpler to operate.
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Our Clients' Thoughts
“Straight Eight did everything we asked of them. Preordered the part which we thought was required & called us before the engineer arrived so we could be there. Excellent service.”
“Peter, I called you because our Havencrown Washing Machine you supplied needed a good service.”
“Your Office Team were fantastically efficient and your engineer was spot on – the machine is now back to running well and I look forward to our New Straight Eight Engineering Machine in the future.”
Straight Eight Engineering delivered today our first S8E5000 to Aussie Marquees in Cornwall.
They are delighted with their new marquee washing machine, stating “we can’t wait to get started on cleaning our marquess to ensure that they are looking like new for the start of the season. Straight Eight Engineering have built an amazing machine which is simple to operate, maintain and provides great results. We also know that if anything should go wrong, that their technicians and back office are quick to provide technical know how and quick turn around on parts.”
Good Luck Aussie Marquees with your season ahead!